Ontology-based collaborative inter-organizational knowledge management networkInterdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractKnowledge management encourages organizations to create and use knowledge continuously to gain competitive advantage. Some knowledge management approaches are industry specific, theoretical and procedure-wise without consideration of system interoperation. The lack of interoperability means heterogeneous systems from different organizations are unable to communicate, cooperate, exchange, and reuse knowledge with one another. Thus a collaborative interorganizational network is necessary. In this paper, we propose the use of ontology for organizations to access and retrieve inter-organizational knowledge in a similar domain. The incorporation of ontology and its mediation methods in the network allows organizations to reuse the interorganizational knowledge to support individual organizational knowledge management processes. A case study illustrating ontology-based collaborative inter-organizational knowledge management network over publication services among universities and business sectors is included.
Citation InformationNelson K Y Leung, Seung Hwan Kang, Sim Kim Lau and Joshua Fan. "Ontology-based collaborative inter-organizational knowledge management network" Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management Vol. 4 (2009) p. 37 - 50
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